phytonutrient


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phytonutrient

(fī′tō-no͞o′trē-ənt, -nyo͞o′-)

phytonutrient

(fī″tō-nūt′rē-ĕnt)
A metabolically active or nourishing substance derived from plants. Examples of phytonutrients are carotene, lutein, and lycopene.
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Emphasizing phytonutrient intake pushes refined carbohydrates out of the diet.
Within a few hours, it is much richer in phytonutrients and, therefore, is much more beneficial to our health.
Phytonutrients will be separated, characterized and quantified using various analytical techniques.
As Cornell food science professor Rui Hai Liu put it in a 2004 paper, phytonutrients are "best acquired through whole-food consumption, not from expensive dietary supplements.
Phytonutrients are nature's color palette, giving fruits and vegetables their colors; they're also the source of antioxidants.
These phytonutrients provide a wide range of health benefits, including supporting a healthy immune system.
This reduced risk is attributed to the high levels of phytonutrients and phytochemicals found in dark colored fruits and vegetables.
25-38; Phytonutrients Take Center Stage, Agricultural Magazine, Dec.
In the reddest part of the phytonutrient rainbow, we find two different tribes of molecules: the orangish-red xanthophylls and the purplish-red anthocyanins.
We know it is possible to add--through genetic engineering--a phytonutrient across species where the phytonutrient did not previously exist.
The product contains 15 mg of the phytonutrient lycopene, plus other antioxidants.